“her foot on the accelerator”

Passing sentence, Judge Patricia Lees observed that Johnson’s reaction to the arrival of the police was to put her foot on the accelerator of her car – despite an officer standing in front of it.

She told Johnson and Edwards: ‘Your actions added to the overall lawlessness that threatened to overwhelm the forces of law and order.

‘You both come from loving and supportive homes – of neither of you could it be said that your parents have not provided every advantage they could for you.’

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